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Aiming to supply a entire survey of the paintings, poetry and prose of the poet T.S.Eliot (1888-1965), this article can be of specific price to academics of all educational degrees and to school and school scholars at domestic and out of the country.

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Eliot Companion staying with George Bell, Bishop of Chichester. Bell had initiated a link between the Church and the arts when, as Dean of Canterbury, he invited John Masefield and Gustav Holst to prepare the first original drama to be performed in a cathedral since the Reformation; he set another precedent when he appointed Browne director of religious drama in his diocese. Martin Browne was now organizing a pageant to raise funds for the building of Anglican churches in expanding suburbs of London, and Eliot had agreed to supply choruses and dialogues for scenes in the history of the Church of England which had already been planned for performance by amateur groups from different parishes.

Eliot , the author of this challenging article, returns to the subject after hearing of the death of Sarah Bernhardt. His main concern is the revitalization of the theatre, and his conclusion is that 'stage gesture' as a copy of reality is dead. He finds a clue to the key for future success in the 'abstract gesture' of the ballet-dancer Massine; it symbolizes emotion, and he urges the stage adoption of a 'literal untruth' in ritual, such as he found in the film rhythm of Chaplin. As editor he appears almost self-effacing; his name did not appear on the cover or title-page until january 1927 (after he had left Lloyds) .

Her medical treatment, with periods of convalescence in the country or by the sea , was a continual expense; she was naturally alarmed, even to the point of resistance, at the suggestion that he should sacrifice security for the sake of literature. Severe illness in April, when she was living in a rented cottage at Fishbourne, between Bosham and Chichester, reduced her almost to a skeleton; two London specialists were called in, and time and time again she seemed to be dying. Eliot cabled his American friend John Quinn, on whom he could rely in times of need, telling him that his affairs were chaotic.

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